Giant RV, the largest RV dealership on the West Coast (second largest in the country), has become a full line Damon Motor Coach dealer.
“We are excited about the Damon lineup,” said Dick Torres, general manager of Giant RV. “They are a good fit for many reasons.”
Damon, a division of Thor Industries, added Thor Motorized Services (TMS) this past year and the new commitment to back-end support has attracted attention, according to a news release.
“Damon has always been known for a high level of quality, exceptional fit-and-finish, and a full line of Class A motorhomes. Plus their management team and programs like T.M.S. helped make it an easy decision,” Torres added.
Giant RV has three locations in Southern California according to Matt Thompson, Damon’s vice president and general manager. “They are an aggressive organization — they’ve weathered the economic downturn and are in a good position to grow,” Thompson said. “We worked hard to sign them and we’ll work even harder to make sure our products turn.”
Grand Rapids, Mich.-based Statistical Surveys Inc. ranked Camping World Inc., with 77 stores nationwide, the No. 1 dealer of motorhomes, towables and combined towables and motorhomes in the U.S. for calendar year 2008.
The Top 5 dealers in each category, for the most past, were represented by the same companies as 2007 with some changes in ranking. Crestview RV Center in Buda, Texas, was the only newcomer, moving to fifth spot in the trailer group.
The top five retailers in trailers, motorhomes and combined categories for 2008 are:
• Combined trailers and motorhomes: Camping World, Lincolnshire, Ill.; General RV Center, Detroit, Mich.; Lazydays RV Center Inc., Seffner, Fla.; Fun Time RV Sales, Keene, Texas; Giant RV Montclair, Calif.
• Motorhomes: Camping World, Lazydays, General RV, Giant RV, Mike Thompsons RV, Santa Fe Springs, Calif.
• Trailers: Camping World, General RV, Fun Time RV, Giant RV, Crestview RV Center.